Fruit & Wine Real Estate
This post continues the lessons of a Professional Realtor now in the position of being a seller. It is a position every Realtor needs to experience to add their toolbox. The lesson of the moment? The pause once the decision is made. I know it takes the seller’s about a year from the time they start thinking about selling until the home goes on the market. Logically, I know this. But in reality, it is a gut-wrenching thing.
We both know we are selling, we are moving toward getting ready. I rented the storage unit, and we have passed down the family treasures (more about family treasures later). We hired a professional cleaner to help with light fixtures and baseboards. We are working on the little chores one puts off for another time. But, I find we are on the great pause.
We love this house. It is the pinnacle of a life of dreams. Tom was an older man of 23 years when we met, I was a woman of the world at 20. He introduced me to John Prine, I introduced him to stability. He and I listened to our favorite John Prine song on a record player sitting on cinder blocks while playing spades on a card table in our rented trailer house. We laughed a lot and drank Squirt and Vodka. We sang along with “blow up your tv, move to the country, eat a lot of peaches”. Our family has fulfilled that dream and have indeed consumed copious amounts of peaches. I see now I totally missed the song title “Spanish Pipedream”.
This morning I watched the Purple Robe tree we planted sway in the breeze from a window we replaced.
Because I am a professional Realtor, I must disclose there is no sign on our home at the seller’s request (my husband), the price decided upon is $449000, and I will work with coop agents. Feel free to call me if you have someone looking for 4 bed 3 baths 3 acres Spanish Pipedream.
I also took pictures and will start the documents today with the plan to be ready soon, real soon. But we are in a bittersweet pause for now.